Jacobs Appointed ‘Transparency Coordinator’ at State Dept

Janice Jacobs, former ambassador to Senegal, appointed to position charged with improving document preservation and transparency systems, according to e-mail statement from State Dept.

  • “We have a fundamental obligation to document the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and to produce our records in response to requests from the public and Congress,” Sec. of State John Kerry says in statement
  • “It is clear that our systems and our resources are straining to keep pace with the growing number of records we create and the expanding demand for access to them”